Pastor Mike’s Minute Message: The Tyranny Of The Urgent

Posted: March 9, 2014 in Pastor Mike's Minute Message
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How amazing are the deeds of the Lord! All who delight in him should ponder them.” (Psalms 111:2 NLT)

In 1967, Charles Hummel wrote a book entitled “The Tyranny of the Urgent”, dealing with the needs and demands that assault our time, making sure we accomplish our priorities. As a Christian writer, Hummel’s prescription was to temper our own compulsions and reactions to external pressures of the moment with personal spiritual inventory, and set priorities based on “prayerful waiting on God’s instruction.”

Now we are assaulted by increasing waves of information and stimuli. Demands for immediate response. Lack of privacy. It is often tempting to let what is urgent get in the way of what’s important. If we’re not careful, God will perform miracles daily to get us through to the next urgency, but we miss the beauty of the fact that we just witnessed a miracle! The daily miracles are our reminder that God DOES exist and that our little lives ARE important to Him!

As you come to church today, let God remind you of all the good things He has done in your life. He will help you to remember (v.4), which helps you to realize that you are blessed and favored by a living, gracious God! Don’t miss favor for the frustrations! You are loved today!

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